The AST Membership Advantage
AST Members enjoy access to fAST IP, the most comprehensive database of patent assets for sale in the world. Containing over 125,000 assets, each categorized by technology and product impact, and over 30,000 supporting documents, this tool can allow an operating company to quickly and efficiently triage patents for sale and determine which ones may be of interest. Because AST puts no restrictions on the use of this information, Members may source patents for their own purchase, or through a cooperative AST bid. When a low cost defensive license is desired, AST puts together buying consortiums. Each Member makes their own decision about whether to join and how much a defensive license is worth to them. Licenses, once granted, are fully vested and remain with the licensee even if they leave AST.
As a member of AST, you will have access to fAST IP, the most comprehensive database of patent assets for sale in the world.
AST provides its Members with quarterly and annual reports offering insight into the secondary market for patents.
Patent Risk Mitigation
AST was formed over 10 years ago as a way to efficiently mitigate patent risk via a “catch and release” business model.
As an AST Member, you will be among other thought IP leaders from operating companies based in Europe, North America and Asia.
A copy of our Participation Agreement may be found by clicking here.
If you are an operating company and are interested in learning more about AST Membership, please fill out the membership query form below.